EFM Industry Debates

The EFM Industry Debates provide a unique opportunity during the European Film Market to discuss current issues relevant to the international film industry. We bring together top experts from all areas of the entertainment industry to offer their in-depth insights and spark the debates that shape the business. Admission to the EFM Industry Debates is free of charge for EFM participants with a Market Badge and accredited festival visitors. Previous online registration is required.

The pre-registration for the Industry Debates is now closed. EFM participants with a Market Badge and/or Festival Accreditation can check on-site for available seats.

Industry Debates 2016 Panel Topics

The opportunities for the Indian cinema industry have rarely been greater than they are today. But obstacles to success are familiar and formidable. Panelists such as Kiran Roy and Meenakshi Shedde will discuss whether the movie mad nation can finally deliver.
The panel is moderated by Patrick Frater (Variety).

In cooperation with:

Venue and Time

Gropius Mirror Restaurant
Niederkirchnerstraße, across from the Martin-Gropius-Bau

Saturday, 13 FEB
4 - 5 pm (one hour debate followed by networking cocktail)

How do independent producers actually earn a living and sustain their careers film by film? What business models are working for producers – are more people diversifying to work across film, TV, advertising and digital media? How do producers protect their fees from getting cut when budgets tighten, and how do they keep going when financing films is a slow process? Is more slate funding needed? When is a project too risky? Our panel of expert producers talk about the big picture as well as give practical tips on how to keep small businesses going.

Panelists:

On the panel will be Sol Bondy (One Two Films), Natasha Dack (Tigerlily Films), Guneet Monga (Sikhya Entertainment), Agnes Johansen (RVK Studios), and others.
The panel is moderated by Wendy Mitchell (Screen International, British Council).

In cooperation with:

Venue and Time

Gropius Mirror Restaurant
Niederkirchnerstraße, across from the Martin-Gropius-Bau

Sunday, 14 FEB
4 - 5 pm (one hour debate followed by networking cocktail)

The boom in high-end television series has ignited a creative explosion in Europe, and opened up new opportunities for producers and talent to sell their shows – as originals or adaptations – worldwide. But what does a show need to stand out? What are international broadcasters looking for and how can you make - or remake - a world-class series on a European budget.

Panelists:

On the panel will be Caroline Benjo (Haut et Court), Piv Bernth (Danish Broadcasting Corporation), Philipp Steffens (RTL), Bruce Tuchman (AMC/Sundance), and others.
The panel is moderated by Scott Roxborough (The Hollywood Reporter).

Presented by in cooperation with:

Venue and Time

Gropius Mirror Restaurant
Niederkirchnerstraße, across from the Martin-Gropius-Bau

Monday, 15 FEB
4 - 5 pm (one hour debate followed by networking cocktail)

Drama Series Days 2016 Panel

This fourth discussion, which is also part of the “Drama Series Days”, will take a look at recent developments on the television market from the perspective of broadcasters.
Representatives from networks and studios at the cutting edge of international TV drama development showcase some of their upcoming projects and discuss how these are typical for the latest trends in storytelling, genre, production and distribution.

Panelists:

On the panel will be Marcus Ammon (Sky Deutschland), Antony Root (HBO Europe) and others.
The panel is moderated by Jonathan Webdale (C21)

In cooperation with:

Venue and Time

Gropius Mirror Restaurant
Niederkirchnerstraße, across from the Martin-Gropius-Bau

Monday, 15 FEB
10:30am - 11:30am